Miracle at happy bazaar is the biggest and best book of children’s tales by Ruskin Bond yet published. Personally selected by the author, these fifty stories are the finest of the several hundred tales spun by India’s favourite children’s author in a career spanning several decades. They include gems that have never been published before like ‘miracle at happy bazaar’, ‘chocolates at midnight’, ‘life is sweet, brother’, and ‘the old suitcase’ as well as classics that have delighted generations such as ‘the Blue umbrella’, ‘angry river’, ‘panther’s moon’, ‘the room of many colours’, and ‘the Cherry tree’. illustrated throughout, this is Ruskin Bond’s ultimate book for young readers. Ruskin Bond has been writing children’s fiction for over sixty years. His books have been part of the childhood of millions of Indians. The stories in this book show us why he is cherished by all those who love great storytelling. Many of these tales are filled with the authors special brand of gentle humour. Others are rip-roaring adventure yarns. There are accounts of ghosts to give you a fright and mysteries and thrillers to keep you awake at night. Animals are a favourite br>Theme and this collection is full of tigers, panthers, crocodiles, pythons, monkeys, bears, elephants, ostriches, and even a cassowary. There are tales of mischief, and others of magic, those with romance in them, many that speak of the joy and innocence of childhood, several that evoke the calm and peace of the hills, and much, much more. Playful, entertaining, magical, funny, and gripping, by turn, the stories in miracle at happy bazaar will be adored by readers of all ages.
Ruskin Bond is the author of several bestselling novels and collections of short stories, essays and poems.
Ruskin Bond was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1999, a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Delhi government in 2012 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.